Category Archives: Cooking

Rice measures

I am always looking for these measures when making rice in the Slow cooker !

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Small Brioche Buns

I am trying a different recipe for these small brioche buns. This is work in progress. See my other recipes as well.           Ingredients: 450g of Strong Flour (13g to 14g of Proteins per 100g of … Continue reading

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Lamb Shanks

Original post was 8th November 2020 I have made this recipe a few times and need to make a blog post for easy future access. No Photos yet of mine but trust me it is delicious.       Ingredients … Continue reading

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Limoncello

I am making some Limoncello after our ski trip at Anne and Louis-Carl in Montgenevre, close to Turin. Anne had made some very nice Limoncello and I asked for the recipe, which she kindly shared. The recipe is very easy, … Continue reading

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Oli’s Duck Rillettes

I made some Duck rillettes! Another recipe that is very easy to do but requires a little bit of time. I am keen on learning recipes of the past, which have now become for most people something that you can … Continue reading

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Tarte Tatin – Oli simple way

A very simple apple tart which is always a success. There are a few complicated ways of making a “tarte tatin”. The following simple method makes a very decent tart… It is possible to upgrade this one with homemade caramel … Continue reading

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Mussels – Upgrading the Tesco version

I pan fry with a small amount of butter a few carrots, some garlic, a couple of celery stalks and a bit of pepper. (The fancy ones from the larder, like the Madagascar pepper – VOATSIPERIFERY PEPPER) Add the mussels … Continue reading

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Walnut Oil

Decided to make some walnut oil with all the walnuts from my uncle in Belgium. I toasted them in a pan and then put them in sunflower oil. I will leave it all to infuse for a few weeks. I … Continue reading

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Chili con carne

I made a large quantity of Chili con carne so that Noe could have some to return to University in Bristol… It is very easy to make. Slow cook in the oven to let all the spices and flavours spread … Continue reading

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Sausage roll

I want to make some and want to save the recipe here…                   Ingredients : 500g of Mindec Pork 100 g of Pancetta Fresh Sage 2 sheets of puff pastry 1 small … Continue reading

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Blueberry Jelly Jam

Blueberry jam is a lot nicer if you make it yourself at home. I use only 44% sugar and juice of 2 limes to enhance the flavour. I filter the skins to make a jelly-like jam which I enjoy most … Continue reading

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Duck Confit

Super simple to do and is a perfect winter dish.             Ingredients : 2 Duck Legs Appprox 750ml or up to 1L of Duck Fat. (In the butter aisle in the supermarket) Salt + Pepper … Continue reading

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Rustic – Pâté de Campagne – Terrine

I am having a go at making some rustic terrine this weekend.             Ingredients : 500g Minced Porc or Shoulder that you mince yourself. 500g Porc liver. 500g Pork Belly. 250g Pancetta or Smoked bacon … Continue reading

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Pickled Beetroots and Shallots

[Update 2023] This continues to be a favourite recipe. I should do this more often and throughout the year. I bought some Kilner Jars for the new 23′ edition. I decided to do a few pickled onions for winter. Soon … Continue reading

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Duck Terrine, must do one…

UPDATE : This is similar but different to the other Duck Meat Loaf I do. This one is more “classic” as it is with porc. The other one can be found here! I decided to make a few classics for … Continue reading

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Marrons Glaces – Candied Chestnuts

I am in the process of making some candied chestnuts for Christmas gifts. Marrons Glaces! It is super easy once you can source cleaned-up chestnuts. The best I have found are from Costco in bags of 500g from the brand … Continue reading

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AIOLI de Gilles 2022

  The best Garlic Mayo on the planet is the one I have at my brother-in-law’s place in the South of France….. Check out his recipe….  

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Making some Bretzels today

  Ingredients: 185g Flour 4g Yeast 1 teaspoon  Sugar 1/2 teaspoon Salt for dough. 10g Sea salt for decorating the Bretzel 175g of warm milk 35g butter 40g Bicarbonate / Baking Soda (this is not baking powder) Once done, 15g … Continue reading

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Whisky Camembert

So easy to do and super nice as an aperitif dish or as the main cheese dish. Make some fresh bread or pitta bread to dip into the melted cheese. Simply scoop a teaspoon or 2 out of the middle … Continue reading

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Xmas 2021

Been cursing the bloody Virus again. Was looking forward to a nice family get together for this Christmas and it all fell apart. The new Omicron variant is raging through London and soon will be everywhere in Europe etc…it is … Continue reading

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